Product Developer – Snowboard Boots

Job Locations US-UT-Park City
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/8/2024 1:36 PM)
ID
2024-4029
# of Openings
1
Category
R&D/Innovation/Design

Overview

Amer Sports is a dynamic, global sports company offering passionate achievement-oriented professionals the chance to succeed and flourish in an international environment. Our globally recognized brands include Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Armada, and Arc’teryx.  We are a company where ambitious, competent and motivated people can make their mark. All our team members are ready to strive for the best of the company and to win together. Just like our customers, we are dedicated to an active lifestyle and sports.  Join us.

What You'll Do

We are seeking a highly creative and skilled Product Developer for Snowboard Boots to join our dynamic team. As a Snowboard Boot Developer, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and refining innovative snowboard boot designs that align with our brand's vision and market demands. This role requires a strong understanding of the materials, design, construction, and development typical within footwear manufacturing.

 

Manage the development process of snowboard boot line from initial concept through production:

  • Conceptualization and Design: Develop innovative concepts and designs for snowboard boots. Translate design ideas into sketches, renderings, and technical drawings.
  • Material Selection: Research and select appropriate materials for each product, considering factors such as quality, performance, cost, and sustainability.
  • Technical Development: Work closely with cross-functional teams including quality, engineering, and manufacturing to ensure that designs are technically feasible and optimized for production.
  • Prototyping and Sampling: Oversee the creation of prototypes and samples, collaborating with suppliers and manufacturers to refine designs and address any issues that arise during the sampling process.
  • Product Testing: Coordinate and manage product testing needs including lab and on-snow testing.
  • Trend Analysis: Stay informed about current product trends, consumer preferences, and market developments related to the snowboard market, and integrate insights into the design process to create products that resonate with our target audience.
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough quality inspections of prototypes and samples to ensure that finished products meet design specifications and quality standards.
  • Documentation and Communication: Maintain detailed design documentation including specifications, measurements, technical drawings, and BOMs. Communicate effectively with internal teams, suppliers, and vendors throughout the design and development process.

What We're Looking For

This role requires Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, product development or related field.  3-5 years’ work experience in the footwear industry or industrial design focusing on footwear design and development.  Experience with Asia footwear manufacturing. 

 

Other qualifications include: 

  • Proven experience in product development, preferably within the footwear industry.
  • Strong knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and manufacturing processes relevant to snowboard boots
  • Project management and problem-solving experience.
  • Passion for snowboarding and a deep understanding of the needs and preferences of snowboarders.
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Team player attitude
  • Ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace
  • Excellent follow-up
  • High product affinity, sound understanding of consumer needs and commercial market.
  • Solid computer skills (MS Office, AI, etc.) are required.
  • Independent and structured work method
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk or similar 2D CAD software.
  • Fluent communication skills in English, a secondary language is a plus

**As we consider you for this opportunity, we request that you provide a cover letter; detailing your experiece as it relates this role.  This really helps us to understand your experiences in greater detail and to better qualify you for this role.  Thank you.    

 

What We’ll Provide

 

This role is part of the Amer Sports Winter & Outdoor category of Brands – located in Utah. 

 

We offer a great working environment in the sports industry with talented & passionate colleagues all over the world!  Other benefits and perks include:  

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Life insurance, pre-tax transit benefit program
  • Discounts on Amer Sports products

 Amer Sports is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.

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